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In Another twist on the Rochas Okorocha Certificate Saga, Justice Ngozi Ukoha of a High court in Imo state has orderd that The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should not issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha, who was declared winner in the senatorial election held in february.
Recall that over the last weekend a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered INEC to immediately release Okorocha’s certificate.
Justice Ukoha gave the latest order while ruling on an application filed by Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliances (APGA), pending the determination of the motion on notice challenging the victory of Okorocha who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okorocha was declared winner after the elections, but due to a complaint made by the returning officer that he declared Okorocha winner under duress,the electorial umpire denied him access to his certificate of return.